The 3rd International Conference on Production Management (ICPM) 2017 entitled “Production Design Thinking and Innovation” held on September 9, 2017 at the 2nd Floor, John XXIII Conference Center, Assumption University, Suvarnabhumi Campus, was jointly organized by Martin de Tours School of Management and Economics, and Japan Society for Production Management (JSPM). This world-class business conference featuring new approaches to leading global technologies and a variety of areas in operations and supply chain management, management, and information technology, attracted a number of delegates comprising of eminent scholars, academicians and business practitioners from all over the world, who joined in discussing and analyzing their business practices and relevant researches. The forum was officially opened with welcoming remarks given by Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Mori, Chairman of Internal Conference on Production Management and Ref. Bro. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran, Rector Magnificus, Assumption University. Notable keynote speakers on pertinent topics during the event included:

Mr. Tomoaki Gotou, President of EXEDY Friction Material Co., Ltd. Topic: “Factory Management and R & D Management in Thailand”
Dr. Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Director of Corporate Technology Office, Siam Cement Public Co., Ltd., Siam Cement Group. Topic: “Holistic View of SCG Innovation Management: from Idea to Commercialization”
As many as 105 research papers were presented by various participating authors/academics during the afternoon parallel sessions. This noteworthy international conference ended with a banquet and award presentation taking place at Assumption University’s Museum.

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